Jud was born in Seattle, WA., grew up in Eugene, OR., and settled down 90 miles north in Portland.  Trained in Landscape Architecture, he co-founded a design and construction business, but realized he needed to satisfy a long held interest in drawing and art.  He built a portfolio, hit the streets and found success with art directors throughout the country.    Working first in pastel, then later in scratchboard, Jud earned assignments for such clients as Adobe Systems, Microsoft, Wall St. Journal, US Postal Service, JC Penny, American Express, Visa and many many more. 

 Jud is currently having great fun on editorial assignments, working on animated gifs, and combining his love for various combinations of media to keep it fresh.  He lives with his wife Lynn and cat Rigby, regularly facetimes his two kids Annie and Will, and generally keeps the lawn mowed and leaves picked up.